Control for i is a product developed by IBM i people for IBM i people… but it also helps to reconcile with the team managing the company’s monitoring solution !!!
– Based on IBM i commands (with many parameters) it is particularly easy for IBM i people to setup the checks*: no development required !
– Once the controls validated on the IBM i, simply copy and paste the commands and its parameters into your favourite monitoring tool … just compile… and it works… Thanks to the Control for i plugin !
– Now you just have to organise the checks in your monitoring tool with the monitoring team : schedule them, define the frequency and the service time range, decide on the severity level, specify the reaction to issues (email, SMS, alert), consider escalation actions, …